Posts made in June, 2014

Easy Summer with Training on the Horizon ..

Easy Summer with Training on the Horizon ..

So now that I’ve put it out there .. I can’t stop thinking about my next running adventure .. Ragnar Relay in Napa Valley ! Have you ever run a relay style race? Here’s s a breakdown of how a Ragnar Relay works .. Ragnar Relay is an overnight relay tackling 200 miles! There are 12 runners per team – caravanning in 2 vans with 6 runners per van. Each runner gets three different “legs” to run (various mileages), totaling the 200 miles as a team. Or you can be an extra-cool runner and run on an Ultra team .. 6 runners covering the same mileage! Dare I say one year .. I want to do this!! I can’t say it enough .. this race is so worth it every year! So much so that I will also be running Ragnar Trail at Vail Lake , as a Ragnar Trail Warrior, a month later in October! Yep .. trails and Ragnar .. the best of both worlds! This will be my fourth Ragnar and it’s looking like it’s going to be the one that’s giving me the longest distance .. with a total mileage of 26.3 miles. Now time to work my (race/training) calendar – with just eleven weeks of training on the horizon (marathon distance Ragnar style-woot!) .. My easy summer training just got a little busier! Time to find my “athlete” and run on...

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6 on the trails .. Summertime Running & Living

6 on the trails .. Summertime Running & Living

On the hunt for some sweat, sun and beauty this morning .. somehow it always turns into a therapy session for me – thanks Christina! I love that I can hit one of my go-to trails in less than 30 minutes, today it was Horseshoe Bar. There were no horses this morning, but horse tracks {it’s a treat when we do see the horses}! We hit the trails at 6:30 a.m. .. and the sun had already been up for an hour! Seriously I’ve got to get up early enough to catch a sunrise run on the trails .. It is on my to do list for the summer! I don’t have a race on the books until Ragnar Napa Valley in September. So over the next {way too fast} weeks it will be all about enjoying the season and my teens for the summer! Of course I will be running and strength training .. but if there are a few lazy days of summer .. I won’t mind! I know, I know .. eventually I will have to get back into “training mode” for Ragnar .. but right now I want to pretend I can run a marathon distance in less than 24-hours {with no sleep, no showers, irregular meals .. and let’s be honest irregular potty visits TMI but true!} .. Yep, pretend like I can run it like I ran the 6 this morning on the...

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